Task transfer: the view of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
JP Collins, DJ Hillis, RW Stitz
MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2006
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) supports the evolution of appropriate task transfer in a team environment led by the most experienced clinician - in our case, the surgeon. A clear requirement needs to be identified for task transfer; it should not be used to avoid redressing the current inefficient use of existing surgeons resulting from ongoing underfunding. Maintenance of standards, defined curricula, professional titles and monitored outcomes are essential.